Avid Everywhere Momentum Continues with New Pro Tools | S6 Version 2.1 Software and Innovative Mixing Modules

NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400), ANAHEIM, CA, 1/21/2016

Growing momentum of Avid Everywhere in the professional audio market, with nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold to leading studios and production facilities worldwide, including the renowned Sony Pictures Studios, are announced.

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced growing momentum of Avid Everywhere™ in the professional audio market, with nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold to leading studios and production facilities worldwide, including the renowned Sony Pictures Studios (Anthony Quinn Theater). Featuring a revolutionary modular design, S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And with the release of version 2.1 software, the S6 Master Joystick Module, and announcement of the S6 Master Post Module, Avid is giving audio professionals even greater efficiency and flexibility so they can handle the most demanding projects and create their best work.

“The S6 is an excellent addition to Sony Pictures' sound facilities, enhancing mixers' ability to work creatively with sound and build groundbreaking soundtracks,” said Tom McCarthy, executive vice president of Post Production Services at Sony Pictures when referring to their new dual operator large S6 M40 console. “Our artists are very excited to have access to this new technology.”

“With nearly a thousand Pro Tools | S6 systems sold worldwide, Avid is continuing to respond to mixers’ needs by driving innovation in modern pro mixing workflows and professional tactile control surfaces,” said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president of Worldwide Field Operations at Avid. “By introducing Pro Tools | S6 version 2.1 software, plus powerful new mixing modules, Avid is making the biggest advancement yet in streamlining and simplifying pro mixing workflows, offering mixers flexible new ways to manage complex sessions and be more creative.”

Over the past three years, Avid has delivered continued software innovation for the Pro Tools | S6 control surface. Now, Pro Tools | S6 version 2.1 software dramatically streamlines and simplifies pro mixing workflows by offering further enhanced customization, control, and portability of user settings. It also adds support for professional KVM solutions to better integrate switching between multiple DAWs.

The S6 Master Joystick Module enables mixers to position sound anywhere within a room by providing dual non-motorized, touch-sensitive joysticks for hands-on surround mixing. Mixers can pan and control multiple sounds in surround, ergonomically control two joysticks with a single hand if desired, and map other parameters like plugin controls to the joysticks. Mixers gain precision control over additional panning parameters using two color coded encoders, 16 panning mode switches with color LEDs, and other panning control switches.

The new S6 Master Post Module will give post mixers the advanced control they need to easily create and manage the biggest, most immersive soundtracks. Mixers can control and monitor stems with traditional paddles, enabling them to match levels and punch in and out of record without taking their eyes off the screen. The S6 Post module also offers integrated film/TV monitor switching, providing mixers with simple and centered control where they need it. Finally, the ability to assign object tracks to the paddles allows mixers to manage over 200 tracks for immersive print masters, which is crucial for creating mixes in Dolby Atmos®.


Pro Tools | S6 version 2.1 software and the S6 Master Joystick Module are now available. The Master Post Module is coming soon.